Wellways partners with other organisations to train facilitators in delivering the Wellways peer education programs. Currently, there are more than 120 trained facilitators across the country.
In delivering Wellways programs, organisations can significantly improve the lives of people affected by mental health issues, including families, friends and carers.
Becoming a Wellways peer education partner provides peer workers with an opportunity to access peer training with experienced mentors, strengthening knowledge and skills on peer support.
In becoming a partner, an organisational agreement between Wellways and the partner organisation is established.
Peer facilitators attend a four to five day training course to become accredited. Re-accreditation occurs every two years. Training is held annually in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Training can also be provided in other states and territories when requested.
Wellways provides partner organisations with:
- the support to deliver Wellways peer education programs
- training, accreditation and re-accreditation of peer facilitators
- program resources, such as facilitator manuals and PowerPoint slides
- access to electronic marketing materials, which allow for dual branding
- quality ongoing support to facilitators through group supervision, web-based support and direct contact
- oversight, analysis and publication of evaluation results and research findings
Peer facilitator training:
- Building a Future programs: four to five consecutive days
- My Recovery programs: five consecutive days
- Duo programs: four consecutive days
- Wellways to Work: five consecutive days (or one day for current My Recovery facilitators)
If you are interested in becoming a Wellways partner organisation, please contact Wellways on 1300 111 400.
Learn about other peer education programs here.